And more to come…

Fouilles Paleontologique, Cruzy – 18 to 28 April 2016

This month sees the annual dig for dinosaur bones in Cruzy – I have written about the excavations and the museum exhibition here and here.  This is a great opportunity to get up close to the action!!


Vide Jardin, Saint-Chinian – 23 April 2016 (9h – 17h)

This is the first of its kind in Saint-Chinian – a flea market with a garden theme!!  Bring your spare plants, the tools you no longer use and any other garden related stuff, and take a stall!  It should be very interesting – you’ll definitely see me there!!

Fete des Plantes et du Massif, Abbaye de Fontfroide – 30 April and 1 May 2016

Fontfroide Abbey has been hosting a plant festival for a good many years now.  The surroundings at the abbey are a magnificent setting for the festival, and it’s a great time to visit the rose garden.



La Randonnee de Bacchus, Berlou – 15 May 2016

The Bacchus walk is similar to the Balade Gourmande in Saint-Jean-de-Minervois.  It is a well established event, and the website gives you a good idea of what’s in store, both for the walk and the food and wine!  I might sign up for it this year!!??

Fete de la Cerise, Ceret – 21 and 22 May 2016

This is a cherry festival which has great renown, but which I’ve not yet managed to visit – so much to do, so much to see, but maybe this year?  😀


Open Day at La Petite Pepiniere, Caunes Minervois – 4 and 5 June 2016

A must for plant lovers and all of you who are interested in mediterranean gardening.  Gill Pound is an expert on the subject of gardening in dry climates, and her mature garden is looking spectacular at that time of year.  I’ve written about a previous visit to the open day here.


Fete de la Cerise, Mons la Trivalle – 5 June 2016

This is a local cherry fair which I have visited a number of times over the years.  It’s another lovely occasion to get your fill of cherries.  You may even get to take some home, and make a wonderful cherry clafoutis (flancake)?


Fete de la Musique, all over Europe – 21 June 2016

Don’t miss this wonderful celebration of music all over France.  It’s a great occasion to listen to all kinds of music – I’ve written about some of my experiences here and here.


Fete de Saint-Pierre, Valras Plage – 26 to 28 June 2016

Once upon a time, Valras Plage was a little fishing village.  The Fete de Saint-Pierre celebrates that heritage with food, drink, music and jousting on water.  Read about it here.


I have a list of other events, which I will gradually be adding – do you have any events you think I should list?


2 thoughts on “And more to come…

  1. Love your posts…. Do you know the date of the Olive Festival in Bize-Minervois ?? Many thanks. Elaine

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    • Hi Elaine,
      Thanks so much for your message! The fete in Bize is usually the same day as the wine festival in Saint-Chinian, i.e. the Sunday following Bastille Day. This year it should be on July 17.


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